Has the sharing economy gone mainstream? A couple pieces of news suggest that may be the case. First comes word that as part of the American Jobs Act, the Obama Administration is exploring a SEC exemption for crowdfunding. But crowdfunding isn't the only part of the sharing economy receiving high-profile attention. At SOCAP11 in San Francisco, activist, attorney and former Obama Administration advisor Van Jones spoke about "the shareable economy" as a "platform for disruptive innovation" in his vision of the "American Dream 2.0". The whole talk is worth watching, but if you're short on time, jump to 17:35 in the video to see Jones speak about the sharing economy and collaborative consumption.

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Paul M. Davis


Paul M. Davis

Paul M. Davis tells stories online and off, exploring the spaces where data, art, and civics intersect. I currently work with a number of organizations including Pivotal and

Things I share: Knowledge, technology, reusable resources, goodwill.